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Maternal and
Children’s Health Services

Carbal Medical Services offers culturally-appropriate healthcare, support and information to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, children and their families in Toowoomba and Warwick.

Our maternal and child health services include New Directions, a program for mums and bubs; a dedicated Aboriginal Health Worker and our regular drop-in playgroup, Koala Club.

New Directions:
Carbal’s Mums & Bubs Program

Supporting Mothers and Families During the Journey of Their Pregnancy

Commencing in 2008, Carbal’s Child and Maternal Health Program, ‘New Directions’, is all about giving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers and their babies better access to pre-natal and post-natal care. This includes the provision of standardised, consistent information about child and infant care in addition to practical advice and assistance with breastfeeding, nutrition and parenting.

The program also monitors children’s developmental milestones and immunisation status to ensure that any deviations from the norm are identified and addressed early. Health checks and referrals for treatment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children before starting school are also performed. 

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Primarily located at Carbal’s Russell Street clinic, New Directions is comprised of dedicated Midwives and Aboriginal Health Workers who work tirelessly to improve the health outcomes for pregnant mothers, babies, children, and families. The Aboriginal Health Worker works closely with the Midwife to provide our clients with culturally appropriate maternity and infant care and support.

Service provision includes group programs, clinic support and home visits to provide a flexible service to meet our clients’ needs. Over the past years, many mums have participated via antenatal and postnatal home visits and referred clients to the clinic and other service providers as required. Mothers and children can attend Koala Club which is held in both Toowoomba and Warwick. 

The team work closely with the Toowoomba Hospital’s Women’s Health Unit as part of an ongoing collaboration to provide a seamless service to our community. The hospital bags provided to our mums for their hospital stay can help alleviate some of the stress involved with this important time.

Program Includes:

 

  • Antenatal and Postnatal care and education
  • Home and centre visits
  • Breastfeeding support and education
  • Parenting advice and support
  • Nutrition and healthy eating information
  • Immunisation information
  • Women’s Health information
  • Referrals to other Carbal and community services

We welcome non-indigenous pregnant women giving birth to an indigenous baby

Child Health Services

Carbal Offers Growth and Development Checks During the First 5 Years of Your Child’s Life.

Home and Clinic visits are offered during this crucial time of your child’s development, where our caring health workers can assist young mothers with the following topics:

Child Health Services | Carbal Medical Services - AMS - Aboriginal Medical Service Toowoomba & Warwick
Gentle Baby Sleep Strategies
Newborn Care
Breastfeeding Support
Safety
Parenting Support
Baby's Growth
Info About Immunisations
Child Nutrition
Toddler Tips & Toilet Training
Child Communication
Getting Ready for Kindy

Aboriginal Health Worker

Carbal’s Aboriginal Health Worker provides services to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander school-age children in local pre-prep, prep and primary schools.

The services are family inclusive and rely on partnering with the Department of Education and the Arts, Kulila Indigenous Kindergarten as well as other community service providers including the community that we serve.

Our health worker delivers a range of early intervention, health promotion and prevention strategies which include:

Improved Parenting Skills
Boost in Self-Esteem and Confidence
Reduction in Contact with the Department of Child Safety
Access to Medical Services
Access to Allied Health Services
Child Development
Social and Emotional Issues

Carbal’s Koala Club

Carbal’s Koala Club is a fortnightly group in Toowoomba and Warwick providing Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander mothers to have an opportunity to take part in fun-filled and educational activities with their babies and toddlers, up to 5 years old, in a safe environment.

We also provide FREE morning tea for the group and transport if needed!

In each session we provide different activities to engage in, including:

Arts & Crafts

Arts & Crafts

Music & Singing

Music & Singing

Story Time

Story Time

Care To Join Us?

 

Koala Club provides a place to build solid relationships and memories with our babies and to promote healthier lifestyles!

If you want to get involved, please register your interest by phoning the Koala Club coordinator in your town, or request to join the Carbal Koala Club Facebook groups now:

Koala Club Toowoomba

Karen Scofield
📱 | 0438 173 370

Koala Club Warwick

Jannah De-Bressac
📱 | (07) 4661 0800

Get in Touch

If you would like any further information, or to become involved with any of Carbal’s Maternal and Child Health services, please contact your nearest Carbal clinic on the numbers below or submit an online enquiry now:

Maternal & Children's Health - Clinical Services | Carbal Medical Services - AMS - Aboriginal Medical Service Toowoomba & Warwick

Carbal Medical Services
Toowoomba Clinic

Address:

125 Russell Street

Toowoomba QLD 4350

 

Opening Hours:

Mon-Fri: 8:30AM – 4:30PM

 

Phone:

(07) 4639 7300

Carbal Medical Services - Toowoomba Clinic - 125 Russell Street, Toowoomba

Carbal Medical Services
Warwick Clinic

Address:

55 Wood Street

Warwick QLD 4370

 

Opening Hours:

Mon-Fri: 8:30AM – 4:30PM

 

Phone:

(07) 4661 0800

Carbal Medical Services | 55 Wood Street, Warwick

Maternal & Children's Health - Clinical Services | Carbal Medical Services - AMS - Aboriginal Medical Service Toowoomba & Warwick

Maternal
& Children’s Health
Enquiries

This form is for all general enquiries relating to Carbal’s Maternal & Children’s Health programs and services.

All messages will be addressed by Carbal’s team of Midwives and Child Health Workers and followed up as needed.

If your enquiry relates to an appointment or booking, please phone your clinic directly.

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